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Guardian Angel

周六正午12时,October $100 Buy-In Monthly Tournament开战。11小时后,我的面前是所有的面值1000的橙色筹码。$1240 in winning.

现在我参加的poker比赛大多是来去自由的cash game. 毕竟tournament太过要求time commitment。不过Joe组织的每月一次的$100 buy-in的比赛我基本上都还是回去参加,很合理的blind structure和stack size,让你有机会从错误中回复过来,而且每次周六的下午坐在Bldg 117的Cafe里那种心理的舒适是难以名状的。

但情感除外,I still would like to win, : )

这个周六的比赛可能是我发挥最完整的一场比赛,也是最让我觉得不可思议的一场比赛。因为身体的状况不是最佳,记忆力多少受了点影响,很多具体的hand我都不记得了。但整场比赛一直在不停地控制自己的情绪和节奏,precise reads, good decision making, decisive action, and enough poise + some incredible luck to recover from a slew of bad beats.

Bad beat # 1:

Blinds at: 200/400, 我的chip count是25000, 同桌的一位player一直在push the action, 我决定要put a stop against him.  Hole card: A♦K♦.  对方raise to 1200, I call.  Flop comes: A♠T♥7♥.  对方bet 2000, I raise to 5000, 对方push all-in with a total of 14000 chips. I snap-call. 对方的holding是A♥Q♥.  I am ahead with a better kicker but he has the nut flush draw.  He hit his flush on the turn… 

(P.S.: technically, this is not that much of a bad beat, because I am only leading 53% vs 45% after the flop. But it just hurts really bad.)

Bad beat # 2:

Blinds at: 300/600, 我的chip count是24000. Larry raise from early position to 1700, 我的hole card: Q♥Q. I re-raise to 4000.  Larry考虑了很久后决定push,I insta-call.  Larry很失望地turn over 6♠6.  The flop comes:  6♦……  Ouch~

This qualifies as a standard bad beat because I have a 4:1 advantage preflop.

Bad beat # 3:

(Blinds at 1500/3000, cannot remember the chip count…) Ben “The Librarian” Shove pushed from early position. 我知道Ben这个人的思路很怪,range也比较大,我在big blind, hole card是AKo (don’t remember the suit), I called.  Ben has JTo.  He hit a T on the river…

最后的这个bad beat (again, techinically I am only ahead 62% vs 37%) 是我手中只留下了可怜的10000 chips,只有3个big blind之多,同桌final table的其他6个人的average chip count在56000…

But again, 不知道为什么,I still feel I can win, for some reason. 我觉得不是那么紧张,还在和Larry开玩笑说:let’s see how many bad beats I can take in one tournament.

在等了几手后,终于等到了一个我可以push的holding: KJo.  不是什么太好的starting hand,but I don’t have time to wait any more…  I am all-in with the last 10000 chips…

这时候电话响了~

是A打来的。她在电话里轻轻地问比赛怎么样了,似乎说话大声了一点都会给我带来坏运气。我们以前一直说每次只要她在比赛前祝我good luck,我总是运气很差,呵呵。

我说:I am still in, but the situation is pretty bad right now, : )

那边厢,Larry call了我的all-in, 然后turn over KQo.  Urr, 几乎是最坏的情况之一了,我希望他有AQ, AT之类的…

我对着电话那头的A说,要不我们就这么挂着,你听完我给你报这一手,这也许是最后的一手了…

Flop comes all blank.

Turn blank.

River –

somehow, somewhere, for some reason, a J hits the river.

A “J”.

我语无伦次地冲电话里大喊:Oh my god, honey, I sucked out.  This is crazy.  I sucked out on the river~

虽然我的chip stack还是很小,but I think I can win this…

Two few hands later, I am put to test again.

这一次我的holding是9♦3♦ (I am in the big blind in an unraised pot). Flop comes 2 diamonds, I have a flush draw, but that’s also all I have at that time, a flush draw…

在small blind位置的对手bet out.

正在我长考是不是要make a stand and push with the flush draw的时候,电话又响了,还是Annie打来的。刚才那通电话不知怎么断了,所以她又打了回来。

我笑了起来,然后和对手说:I am all-in.

对方call with top pair.

I hit a diamond on the turn and won with a flush (also avoided another diamond on the river because the opponent has one higher diamond than my 9♦).

我对着电话说:Thank you for calling back, honey, I doubled up again, : )

接下来的比赛虽然还很长(将近4个小时),但我想就不必一一叙述了。我发挥的不错,根据对手调整了很多战术,heads-up的时候磨光了对方的monster stack,不过那些更多是纯技术的东西了。

真正让我难忘的,是guardian angel的不可思议。

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注:Guardian Angel的出典是DOTA中近卫的英雄OmniKnight

 

的大招:

其功能是全员对物理攻击免疫。

4 responses to “Guardian Angel

  1. Xingchi October 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

    哈哈,好在对方不是魔法攻击~赞Angle~

  2. Lin October 20, 2009 at 10:38 am

    夸獎三哥的特殊技。

  3. Fantasy October 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    太长了。。。。回一个

  4. yelu December 14, 2009 at 12:50 am

    完全看的云里雾里,倒是后一篇,看的很有同感。

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